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Berkeley Foursome

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Berkeley Foursome

2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 592 cm3 / 36.1 cu in / 36.1 cu in, 22.0 kW / 29.5 hp / 29.5 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 48.0 N·m / 35.4 lb·ft / 35.4 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BerkeleyIssued from1959
ModelFoursomeIssued until
SerieFoursomeNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBerkeleyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)2710 l / 95.70 cu ft / 95.70 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3340 mm / 131.5 in / 131.5 inTotal (curb) weight356 kg / 785 lb / 785 lb
Width1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inDry weight
Height1180 mm / 46.5 in / 46.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase1990 mm / 78.3 in / 78.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity24 l / 5.3 UK gal / 6.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.38 m2 / 14.9 sq ft / 14.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 2 cylinder (twin))Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement592 cm3 / 36.1 cu in / 36.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power22.0 kW / 29.5 hp / 29.5 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque48.0 N·m / 35.4 lb·ft / 35.4 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)8.8 kW / 11.8 hp / 11.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output37.2 kW/l / 0.817 bhp/cu in / 0.817 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque81.1 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio84.3 kW/ton / 63.9 bhp/ton / 63.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.0 m / 29.5 ft / 29.5 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Berkeley Foursome

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